Not so long ago, a lady with a running blog called “The Salty One” got pregnant.  As it happened, this lady, Laura Pizmoht, was also a very avid and dedicated marathon runner. She searched high and low for some good information about running and pregnancy. As it happened, the Internet was not very forthcoming with that information.

For the next three years Laura kept training, won some races, and had another baby; all the while noticing that it wasn’t just about pregnancy; the online running community was dominated by men, and while “you go, girl!” style resources for women were plentiful, there weren’t many places to find women who were serious about their running, with goals of super fast PRs or just talked to them like intelligent ambitious people.  An idea sparked in her head.

The Salty of Salty Running, Laura Gorjanc Pizmoht

Meanwhile, Laura had coached her younger sister Kyle Gorjanc through several half marathons and also her first marathon, a significant achievement for a woman who had spent nearly her entire life overweight and unathletic. Seeing the overwhelming psychological and emotional benefits, Kyle adopted running and racing as a lifestyle as well.

So it was in December of 2011, when Laura told Kyle her New Year’s resolution was to start the website she had always dreamed of.  Kyle agreed to help with the technical execution if Laura started working on the content and the two sisters stuck their heads together and got to work!


The Cinnamon and Salty Tech-Mistress, Kyle Gorjanc

But Laura, known to the world through her first blog as Salty, didn’t want to do it alone. She envisioned an entire community of women runners writing for each other and helping each other pursue a better, faster way.  So Kyle began writing for the site too, under the name Cinnamon. Not long afterward, a Ginger joined, and Salty Running was born!  The site launched fully on April 2, 2012, and soon signed up a Pepper, a Clove and a Mint, and a little blog became a community of seasoned runners.

Welcome to Salty Running! We encourage you to get a little spicy, tell us what you think and help us help the world Get Chicked!


Salty Running is a resource for women runners seeking to improve their training and racing. We’re here for women who take athletics seriously and want to learn how to run better, no matter what the pace. If you want to be a better, smarter, stronger, or faster runner then Salty Running is for you!

We take a collaborative approach featuring several runners writing at once. Each writer shares her training and insights as well as articles and features that are both informative and entertaining. If you’re interested in joining the Salty Running team visit the Write for Salty Running page for more information.

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  1. Heather Gelb says:

    Hi, my name is Heather. I grew up in Kent, Ohio where I thrived on my various cross country running teams. Now I am a mother of five and living in Israel where I run along ancient paths. I would love to connect with other women runners and share my running experiences. For instance, I wrote this poem about spiritual running while training for my first marathon in Tiberius, around the Sea of Galilee:

    The Race
    by Heather Gelb

    The race begins
    Deeply physical fused with deeply spiritual
    My muscles develop, my lungs expand,
    Enormous spiritual strength beats within
    Drinking water with the music, forests and solitude
    I am sustained for long distances
    My foot hits the earth, pounding out my name
    With strides that stretch over canyons of tranquility
    My thoughts soar heavenward
    I battle the Beast of Exhaustion
    I am not afraid of you
    For I deeply breath in the light of God
    A source of endless strength
    I hit the wall then soar over
    Exhilaration flowing through my veins
    Ready to leap with the gazelle
    With each contact of foot to path
    With each God given breath
    I pray
    Let this feeling never end
    Let Joy cross the finish
    Before Pain

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi Laura-
    I guess I’m a master’s runner (46 this year) but still trying to improve. I’d love to write for this site– I already keep a blog (jennifer-runningtoboston.blogspot.com) but lately it’s only race reports.
    What kind of commitment are you looking for?
    Jennifer Wolf